Category Archives: * Guitar Strings

From The Practice Studio – Expressive Technique: Articulation

By Brad DeRoche Brad DeRoche is an active concert and recording artist. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from Eastman School of Music and records for the Centaur Label.He serves on the board of trustees for the Guitar Foundation of America and is currently Professor of Music, Music Department Chairperson […]

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From The Practice Studio – Expressive Technique: Timbre

By Brad DeRoche Brad DeRoche is an active concert and recording artist. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance from Eastman School of Music and records for the Centaur Label. He serves on the board of trustees for the Guitar Foundation of America and is currently Professor of Music, Music Department […]

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Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Performance Anxiety, Part 2: Building the Bridge

Introduction Veteran performer, Strings By Mail owner, and guitar teacher for 15 years at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, John Wunsch presents a series of articles on alleviating performance anxiety. A series of articles beginning with Part 1. This month’s article will present a paced approach to playing comfortably in front of others. This […]

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Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Series – Alex De Grassi

As part of our Strings By Mail Sponsored Artist Blog Series, we will be presenting each of our sponsored artists in a casual Q & A format. They discuss the instruments they use, the types of strings they use & why, and any accessories that help with their playing. They also provide any valued advice […]

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Core Matters – The Difference a String Core Can Make

  Both the classical Dynacore, and the acoustic and electric NY Steel Hex Core Guitar Strings are relatively new products on the market and I recently got curious about how different these  D’Addario strings’ cores were from previous cores. I found most of my answers with Steve Mucciolo, a D’Addario fretted product specialist. While many […]

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Advantages to the Right Mix of String Types

Custom String Sets and Mixed Pre Packaged Sets Advantages to the Right Mix of String Types and Materials     Finding the right mix of guitar string tensions and materials can dramatically change the sound and response of your instrument. Understanding these combinations is key to unlocking your sound and improving playing comfort. Some manufacturers […]

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